Newell Smith Wallbank

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Newell Smith Wallbank (26 April 1875 - 23 June 1945) was a British composer of pipe organ music.

He was Organist of Wakefield Cathedral from 1930 until his death in 1945.

Early life[edit]

Wallbank was born in Oakworth, Yorkshire, the son of William Wallbank. He studied the organ under the tutelage of Edwin Crow at Ripon Cathedral.[1]

Wallbank married Alice Mary Batt, the daughter of Albert Batt, on 14 March 1913, at St George's Church, Leeds; they had a son, the Revd Prebendary Newell Eddius Wallbank (1914-1996), who married the educationalist Phyllis Wallbank.



Wallbank composed many works including:

  • Six Choral Preludes for the Organ
  • Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra
  • Partita in E for String Orchestra.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Dictionary of organs and organists.Second edition. London: Geo. Aug. Mate, 1921
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